These are unusual times we are living in … Covid-19 mandates are lifted in certain places but not in others. It’s been two weeks since the police violence brought an end to the Ottawa freedom rally. The Conservative party of Canada needs to elect a new leader. And Russia stays the course to keep Nato forces away from its border and so continues the conflict in Ukraine. Joining BCN’s Jeannette Rocher to discuss this from Ottawa is Lethbridge MP Rachael Thomas.
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends.